Web3.0 and The Future
If you’re in tech you’re probably tired of hearing this word. If you aren’t in tech, you’re probably wondering what in God’s name is going on here.
Web 3.0 has been proposed as the future of the internet for good reasons.
However, before we delve into Web 3.0, what exactly is the web? The web or internet refers to our favorite tech hub that connects billions of people across the world via networks of computers.
The web has evolved since its inception in the 90s, and we’ve gone from sending emails to learning courses online and playing video games.
This evolution has been described by the tech community as Web 1.0 and Web 2.0.
The pioneer version of the internet, referred to as Web 1.0, was popular from 1980 to 2004.
Here, all you did was view content without the ability to edit or interact with it.
Subsequently, as with all things tech, an update rolled out in due time.
In the beginning, there was Web 1.0 then tech bros said let there be fun.
Enter Web 2.0
This version of the internet is the current platform on which we all thrive online.
Instead of static, read-only content like its predecessor, the Web became a place where users started to interact with published content.
Now, Web 3.0. The future?
Web 3.0 goes further than its predecessors. This relatively new platform leverages the latest technologies, like machine learning and blockchain technology, to achieve real-world human communication.
Machine learning is the ability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior, while blockchain technology is a method of recording information such that it is difficult or impossible to change, hack, or cheat the system.
Web 3.0 seeks to achieve the same success as Web 2.0, only this time we have more control over our data.
This new platform will allow machines to understand and interpret information in an organized format, making sure you can find, share and combine information easily.
This means that when you search for an answer, Web 3.0 delivers the most accurate and relevant result to you.
One of the biggest advantages of Web 3.0 is that there is greater control over personal data and the option to sell it to organizations like Google, Facebook and other entities.
In essence, Web 3.0 allows us to enjoy personalized interactions with machines and websites, almost like they were humans indeed.
Differences Between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0
Web 2.0 is more about incentivizing platforms that deliver content (e.g Facebook, Instagram and Youtube), while Web 3.0 is focused on empowering individuals.
Web 3.0 will run on artificial intelligence, machine learning and decentralization.
In Web 2.0, the platform is king. In Web 3.0 the user owns the data.
In conclusion, Web 1.0 holds the title of pioneer, serving as the foundation on which social media, blogging and all the amazing things you enjoy today were built.
The middle child, Web 2.0, is still very much the mainstream solution that opened our minds to a bigger understanding of the use of the internet.
Web 3.0 promises a future internet where independence is king and content evolves into layers previously unimaginable.
All three web versions differ in their own way but all share a singular trait; they've aided the advancement of communication and the world itself.
Now that you know all about Web 3.0, go ahead and show off your knowledge to your friends.